The '''National Fire Academy (NFA)'''
is one of two schools in the United States operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) at the St. Joseph's College and Mother Seton Shrine#National Emergency Training Center|National Emergency Training Center
(NETC) in Emmitsburg
. Operated and governed by the United States Fire Administration
(USFA) as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
(DHS), the NFA is the country’s pre-eminent federal fire training and education institution. The original purpose of the NFA as detailed in a 1973 report to Congress was to “function as the core of the Nation’s efforts in fire service education—feeding out model programs, curricula, and information…”
[''America Burning'', 1973, Page 41.]
The NFA shares its Emmitsburg campus with the Emergency Management Institute
(EMI) operated by the...